Canon EOS 80D Review

Overall 47
Imaging 21
Features 82
Size 71
Price 0

Main Features

  • 24.0 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 16000 (Expands to 25600)
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 7.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p)
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 139 x 105 x 79 mm
  • Weight: 730 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Canon 70D.

Canon EOS 80D Summary

This review is devoted to EOS 80D that Canon has first introduced to the public in Feb 18, 2016. This model is a Semi-Pro DSLR camera with a resolution of 24.0 MP and a APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

This is an upgraded model that Canon released to replace their older product 70D.

In Semi-Pro DSLR cameras (Top 10 DSLR Cameras) this model has taken rank #46 out of 200. Its Overall Score has reached 47/100 and it takes a rank of #215 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Canon EOS 80D Compared to other DSLR Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Canon EOS 80D review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 100
  • Max Shutter Speed: 1/8000
  • Continuous Shooting: 7.0 fps
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Dxo Dynamic Range: 13.2
  • Af Touch: Yes
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Number Of Cross Focus Points: 45
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Headphone Port: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes

CONs

  • Dxo Low Light Iso: 1135
  • Battery Life: 960 shots
  • Storage Slots: 1

Complete Comparison of Canon EOS 80D With Other Cameras in Semi-Pro DSLR Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Canon EOS 80D. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Semi-Pro DSLR cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D has the following external dimensions 139 x 139 x 79 mm (54.72 x 41.34 x 31.1″) with the weight of 730 g.

The typical weight for average Semi-Pro DSLR type cameras is 783g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Canon EOS 80D, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Canon EOS 80D is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 79mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Canon EOS 80D with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Canon EOS 80D is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Canon EOS 80D compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Canon EOS 80D — 960 shots
Min: 390 shots
Average: 871 shots
Max: 1840 shots

Thickness

Canon EOS 80D — 79 mm
Min: 64 mm
Average: 75 mm
Max: 86 mm

Weight

Canon EOS 80D — 730 g
Min: 479 g
Average: 783 g
Max: 1074 g

Unfortunately, Canon EOS 80D comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Canon EOS 80D comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Canon EOS 80D Photo and Sensor Features

Canon EOS 80D boasts of a resolution of 24.0 MP and is equipped with a APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Canon EOS 80D has the following ISO range 100 - 16000 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 25600.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

In a huge database of models that we have collected, Canon EOS 80D features a 24.0 MP sensor. In the Semi-Pro DSLR class, there is a high-resolution camera.

DxOMark Sensor Scores

DxOMark gives us a possibility to make a clear and scientific assessment of the quality of camera sensors’ image. Canon EOS 80D, in its turn, features a sensor that was already studied and assessed by DxO Mark. After a complete evaluation, this type of sensor has received a score of 79 for the image quality. If you are looking to see how DxO Mark has tested and evaluated the Canon EOS 80D’s sensor.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Canon EOS 80D is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of APS-C sensor featured in Canon EOS 80D with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Canon EOS 80D

LCD and ViewFinder

Canon EOS 80D is equipped with a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,040k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Optical (pentaprism) ViewFinder.

The ViewFinder in EOS 80D has quite nice characteristic. Its magnification ratio is 0.6x and it also provides a coverage of 100%.

Some of the main reasons why the OVF presented in this model is a handy tool are that it allows you to see a scene without any time lag or resolution limits. Besides, it also ensures the highest level of clarity that can be elaborated by the lens and the human eye. Who can benefit from this feature? The OVF is especially handy when shooting sports events. This smart system will allow photographers to see action instantly and figure out what is the right timing for capturing a specific moment.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Canon EOS 80D are its 7.0 fps max speed and 1/8000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

EOS 80D features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Focusing

One more highlight that makes Canon EOS 80D stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations. With the smart AutoFocus system presented in this model, photographers can choose from 45 points.

In addition, EOS 80D has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Canon EOS 80D, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Canon EOS 80D allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Canon EOS 80D provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

In addition, Canon EOS 80D is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone and, since it comes with a port for external headphones, we can call Canon EOS 80D a perfect camera for high-quality videography purposes.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Canon EOS 80D is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) and NFC connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, EOS 80D is equipped with its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect EOS 80D with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Canon EOS 80D provides a shooting life of 960, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 871 shots.

Compared to all models in the Semi-Pro DSLR category, Canon EOS 80D offers the highest battery life that reaches 960 shots.

How Good is Canon EOS 80D for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Canon EOS 80D’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Canon EOS 80D’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the EOS 80D to the average DSLR camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Canon EOS 80D for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS 80D performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 98. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS 80D can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Fast Max Shutter Speed (1/8000s)
  • Canon is famous with its skintones
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Canon EOS 80D for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS 80D performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 97. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS 80D can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Fully Articulated Screen
  • Large APS-C(22.5 x 15 mm) sensor
  • Big battery life (960 shots)

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (139 x 105 x 79 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization

Canon EOS 80D for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS 80D performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 94. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS 80D can be called a 94 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • Fast Max Shutter Speed (1/8000s)
  • Big Number of CrossFocus Points (45)
  • Big size (139 x 105 x 79 mm)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (7.0 fps)
  • Smal Number of autofocus Points (45)
  • Bad Low Light ISO (1135)

Canon EOS 80D for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS 80D performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 51. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS 80D can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm) sensor
  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (730 g)
  • Big size (139 x 105 x 79 mm)

Canon EOS 80D for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS 80D performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 94. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS 80D can be called a 94 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (24 MP)
  • Good Dynamic Range (13.2)
  • Environmental Sealing
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Bad Low Light ISO (1135)

Canon EOS 80D Detailed Specs

General
Brand Canon
Model EOS 80D
Announced Feb 18, 2016
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Canon EF/EF-S
Number of Lenses 304
Focal Length Multiplier 1.6x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fully Articulated
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 1,040k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 100%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.6
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 s
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 12
Flash Modes
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial Yes
AF-Area Yes
Center Weighted Yes
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Sensor Scores 79
DxO Color Depth 23.6
DxO Dynamic Range 13.2
DxO Low Light ISO 1135
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 22.5 x 15 mm
Sensor Area 337.50 mm2
Sensor Resolution 24.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 16,000
Max Boosted ISO 25,600
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points 45
Number of Cross Focus Points 45
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port Yes
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 730 g
Physical Dimensions 139 x 105 x 79 mm
Battery Life 960 shots
Battery Type 960 shots
Battery Model LP-E6N
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I support)
Storage Slots 1

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